I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
With these words every U.S. President has taken office and, by this rite, become a living part of American history. Equally as monumental as taking the Executive Oath of Office, but as varied and unique as each President, is the inaugural address. Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States provides many memorable and inspiring passages, and their history is as interesting as it is important.
This revised edition of The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States, Volume Two, begins with the first inaugural address of Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, and concludes with the 2021 address of Joseph R. Biden Jr. These addresses constitute a collection of American leadership, highlighting the policy and vision that surround the institution of the U.S. Presidency. Outlining the life of a nation through its most famous speeches, United States presidential vision and policy is seen here through the addresses of the Presidents.
Volume Two includes the inaugural addresses of Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Milhous Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama, Donald J. Trump, and Joseph R. Biden Jr.